Luminous Pollock

Luminous Pollock

Nov
19

Maria Sole Ferragamo Luminous Pollock, 2018 Black suede necklace with colourful paint splashes Edition of 20   Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. Luminous Pollock is incredibly defined and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. Visually quoting Jackson Pollock, Ferragamo incorporates that expressive, painterly quality to the design of the necklace that makes it bright, colourful, and visually striking. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.    

Carrying Memory ring

Nov
09

Chiharu Shiota Carrying Memory, 2018 18kt gold ring 4 x 10 cm Unique within an edition of 8 + 2AP Signed Through the use of 18kt gold, Chiharu Shiota intricately intertwines and folds threads which gradually expand into the universe, becoming an extension of the body in space. The ring that can also be used as a pendant, has been conceived and perceived in the same way as Shiota’s thread installations in which she integrates meaningful object related to everyday life. The traces left behind by a human life are also conceptually explored in the ring/pendant, which is made entirely of golden webbed threads to symbolise the inside of a human body, incorporating the wearer with the past human experiences that are left in the golden traces of Carrying Memory.  

Carrying Memory

Nov
09

Chiharu Shiota Carrying Memory, 2018 18kt yellow gold and oxidised silver necklace 20 cm Unique within a series of 8 plus 2 AP. Signed   Through the use of 18kt gold, Chiharu Shiota intricately intertwines and folds threads which gradually expand into the universe, becoming an extension of the body in space. For the necklace, Chiharu Shiota chose to create the art piece around a key, a meaningful object related to everyday life. Viewing keys as “familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives”, the artist invites us to make a profound and treasured connection with the necklace. Within the golden threads, Shiota suspends the contrasting silver key with a powerful, dark and dreamlike potency.

Nidi (Nests)

Oct
02

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2018 18kt gold thread pendant/brooch with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds 10.5 x 3.5 cm Unique and signed With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, the artist brings forth new ways to interpret jewellery, as the work of art then transforms into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body by having the entire project completely handmade by herself, creating an ornate ring, a pair of earrings, and brooches that re-transforms into pendants. These embellished, yet delicate pieces act like sculptural works of her own. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi that she was personally involved with the crafting of Nests. Her hands-on experiences reflected in the handcraft deeply incorporates her conceptualisation of the delicate works of art as an extension of herself and of the wearer. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provides a safe place and is transformed into a second skin […]

Nidi (Nests)

Oct
02

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2018 Silver threads and hand painted enamel pendant/ brooch 5.5 x 6.5 cm Unique and signed With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, the artist brings forth new ways to interpret jewellery, as the work of art then transforms into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body by having the entire project completely handmade by herself, creating an ornate ring, a pair of earrings, and brooches that re-transforms into pendants. These embellished, yet delicate pieces act like sculptural works of her own. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi that she was personally involved with the crafting of Nests. Her hands-on experiences reflected in the handcraft deeply incorporates her conceptualisation of the delicate works of art as an extension of herself and of the wearer. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provides a safe place and is transformed into a second skin of golden […]

Luminous Silver Chains

Sep
24

Maria Sole Ferragamo Luminous Silver Chains, 2018 Leather remnant and silver chains Edition of 20 Signed   Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. Adorned with silver chains, Luminous Silver Chains is incredibly elegant and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.    

BONE NECKLACE WITH MOUTH

Sep
14

Meret Oppenheim Bone necklace with mouth, designed 1935–36, executed in 2014 18kt gold burnished 21 x 22.5 cm x 44 cm Edition 17 + 3AP Signed and numbered Gems and Ladders Edition Meret Oppenheim designed and commissioned the bone necklace with mouth in 1935-36. The original brass prototype is in a private collection, and the necklace is now realised from cut gold sheet. This necklace shows Oppenheim’s ability to collage materials and subjects: at the centre of the defensive row of bones is a feminine mouth. Collage was the perfect Surrealist medium and this piece also illustrates one of the artist’s lasting themes: bones featured in works throughout her career. Take for example her self-portrait of 1964 X-RAY of M.O.’s Skull (M.O. 1913-2000); the x-ray image suggests that the viewer might see the artist’s essence. Meret Oppenheim, however, teasingly pre-empted her own death in the work’s title and hid behind her earrings, rings and necklace, the metal objects that would endure for many decades thereafter. Courtesy of the Artist and Gems and Ladders

Pectoral Necklace

Sep
13

John Moore Pectoral Necklace, 2014 Sterling silver necklace with 23,5 kt gold, silicone, rubber, magnets, and steel Unique

Diamond Verto necklace

Sep
13

John Moore Diamond Verto Necklace, 2015 Sterling silver necklace with 18kt yellow gold, diamonds, silicone, magnets, and steel Unique The Diamond Verto Necklace completed in 2015, won four awards in 2016, including the Goldsmiths’ Company Award, “given at the discretion of the Council for exceptional and outstanding design in 2D and 3D”

Ginkgo

May
11

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Silver and yellow gold plated necklace Unique and signed Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.